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Friday, October 7, 2022

Financial Education: Important Knowledge for Uncertain Times

Between rising inflation and the ups and downs of the stock market, it isn't surprising that folks are concerned about their own financial situation…

Nearly 1.5 million electric vehicles were registered in the United States in 2021. (Samuel B./Adobe Stock)
Drive Electric Week Rides into Idaho

This week is National Drive Electric Week, and the vehicles are garnering more attention than ever. Over the weekend, Boise hosted an event …


The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program will be available in about 40 sites across Idaho in 2023. (Creativa Images/Adobe Stock)
ID Tax Aide Program Seeks Volunteers for 2023

Another income-tax season is approaching and a program to help people with low and moderate incomes do their taxes for free is looking for volunteers…

The Idaho Conservation League looked at data for 112 sewage treatment facilities in the state. (tuastockphoto/Adobe Stock)
Report: ID Sewage Treatment Plants Have Waste Issue of Their Own

Pollution is a major problem for wastewater facilities in Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League's fifth annual report on discharges from sewage …


Congress approved the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in 2020, and it was rolled out this year. (Orawan/Adobe Stock)
Suicide Prevention Month: Raising Awareness that People 'Aren't Alone'

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, highlighting a pressing issue in Idaho. The state had the fifth-highest suicide rate in the country …

The Idaho National Laboratory treats nuclear waste at its facility near Idaho Falls. (MichaelVi/Adobe Stock)
Critics: Climate Bill's Nuclear Funding Undermines Clean-Energy Claims

The Inflation Reduction Act aims to revolutionize the clean-energy sector in the United States. But in Idaho, critics think its investment in nuclear …


Last year, Congress passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. Smaller, rural communities want to be sure they aren't forgotten as these funds are allocated. (knowlesgallery/Adobe Stock)
Rural Economies Set for Boost from Pilot Program in CHIPS Act

A program approved by Congress aims to give rural communities a leg up when applying for federal dollars. The CHIPS Act, passed last month, boosts …

Many kids are nervous on their first day of school. (Maria Sbytova/Adobe Stock)
How to Ensure Positive Start to School Year for ID Kids

School is starting up again for Idaho kids and teachers, and community members and parents can help keep the focus on positive experiences. Kim …


The Kids Count Data Book ranks Idaho 9th among states in its
Report: ID Child Well-Being Improves; Mental Health Top Concern

Idaho has made improvements to help the lives of children, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual Kids …

Idaho Power wants to reduce the rate it pays rooftop solar generators to the rate customers pay for power. (Jason/Adobe Stock)
Idaho Power Throwing Shade on Rooftop Solar, Supporters Say

Idaho Power has commissioned a study which found the rate it pays for rooftop solar customers to send their power back to the grid should be lowered…


The proposed mine is located adjacent to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area. (Bob/Adobe Stock)
Conservation Groups, Nez Perce Not Sold on ID Gold Mine

Idaho has issued its first major permit for a gold mine east of McCall. Conservation groups and the Nez Perce tribes say the project raises alarm …

Idaho wetlands are especially important for the state's bird species. (nrcs.usda.gov)
SCOTUS Could Exclude Waterways from Clean Water Protections

By Kristi Eaton for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Northern Rockies News Service for the Public News Service/Daily Yonder Co…


 

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